UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 23 JUNE 2023
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC)’s Annual Prizegiving took place on Friday 16 June in the Bradshaw Hall, providing an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the year’s successes in both Music and Acting, present prizes and to confer RBC’s honorary awards.
Each year RBC makes a number of honorary awards to distinguished individuals, which are awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the Conservatoire or distinction in the music/acting profession.
There are two kinds of award – Honorary Fellowship and Honorary Membership.
The Honorary Fellow of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (HonFRBC) honours distinguished musicians, professionals from the world of theatre, screen and broadcasting, former students or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work and life of the Conservatoire. At this year’s ceremony, HonFRBC was awarded to actor and director Lynn Farleigh, alumna and vocal coach Audrey Lawrence-Mattis, and composer and jazz trumpeter Christopher Storr.
Honorary Membership of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (HonRBC) is awarded to former students of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire or Birmingham School of Acting who have achieved distinction within the music, theatre, screen or broadcasting professions, and are currently working within the profession. Honorary Memberships were awarded to Stage Management alumnus Jordan Goff and Acting alumna and Olivier Award nominee Alexia Elizabeth McIntosh.
Pictured above: Jordan Goff, Head of Music Technology Simon Hall, Alexia McIntosh, Principal Stephen Maddock, Lynn Farleigh, Director of Postgraduate Studies – Acting Alex Taylor and Chris Storr.
Pictured below: Head of Learning and Participation Richard Shrewsbury and Audrey Lawrence-Mattis.